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Museum’s Jubliee Celebrations are for all the family

HER MAJESTY The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee will be celebrated with a special programme of activities at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens. Events to mark the Queen’s 70 years of service start on Saturday, May 21, with a community display and a Queen Through Time trail. The display, Pyrex 100: A Right Royal Celebration, features items […]

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New exhibition explores island life

A NEW exhibition at the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (NGCA) explores ‘Island’ life in the UK after 1945. The Island exhibition features photographic artworks loaned from the Arts Council Collection as part of Sunderland Culture’s three-year National Partners Programme, alongside rarely seen paintings from Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens’ collection. Island incorporates work from […]

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Let’s Talk Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens

Sunderland City Council are excited to share that they are about to embark on a programme to refresh Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens and to make even more of the amazing space and collection. Sunderland Council want to make sure that the whole museum is a modern, accessible, bright and innovative space that shows off […]

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Grayson Perry’s Tapestries return to Wearside for Anniversary Tour

Tapestries created by one of the UK’s favourite artists and chronicling the life story of a fictional Sunderland man are set to return to the city.  Turner Prize winning Grayson Perry’s hugely popular series of six tapestries, The Vanity of Small Differences, is to return to Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens from Saturday, April 9.  […]

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New NGCA exhibition asks ‘Where Can We Find Joy?’

A new exhibition in Sunderland will explore the meaning of collective joy – and where it can be found! Vinca Petersen, an internationally-renowned photographer, installation, multimedia and performance artist, is producing an exhibition called Make Social Honey – A Collective Search for Joy at the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art (NGCA) opening on Saturday, January […]

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Sunderland Culture welcomed the RT Hon Sir Keir Starmer to The Fire Station

Sunderland Culture today welcomed the Rt Hon Sir Keir Starmer to The Fire Station in Sunderland. The Labour Party leader was in the city to launch Labour’s manifesto for this year’s council elections and was hosted by Paul Callaghan CBE, on behalf of Sharon Hodgson, MP for Washington and Sunderland West.  Rebecca Ball, Chief Executive of Sunderland Culture, […]

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